Recently bought a new CPU but when installed pc refused to boot. Apparently I should have installed and updated BIOS. During installation my old CPU broke and I therefore cannot reinstall it. Do I need to buy the exact same model of CPU(AMD Athlon 64x2) to then install BIOS?
So just to clarify - your pc will not boot with either your "new" or "old" processor?
What is the make / model of the "new" processor? Is it another Athlon x64? If they are both the same then I would say it's not the cpu that is the issue since it's unlikely that they are both broken.
Could you also explain what you mean by won't boot - as in nothing happens when you press the power button or fans are working just no display? Essentially please give us as much detail as you can about the issue, otherwise it's hard for us to provide the best advice.
New CPU is an A ND Phenom 2 x4. When I say not booting the fans turn on but the actual computer won't switch on. Press power button nothing happens. Put power in at back of pc, fans turn on but power switch doesn't do anything ( no display aswell).
Thanks for helping.
Agree with wee eddie, the Phenom 2 needs a different socket type than your motherboard has. It would appear that you need an AM2 socket cpu but by the sounds of things you have tried to install an AM3 processor (the Phenon). As far as I am aware they are not compatible chipsets
The only thing that confuses me with this is that it should have been obvious that the cpu was the wrong socket type. Did the cpu drop into place easily? If it did then maybe I am wrong about the socket types.